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Fast food discount card tops student business plan competition

A digital discount card for premium fast food outlets has taken first prize in the student Business Plan competition.

The Future of Social Science after the Election

The Campaign for Social Science has launched their report exploring the significance of social science over the next decade.

Nominations begin for staff representatives

Nominations are invited for four vacancies for staff representatives to serve from 1 August 2015 until 31 July 2018.

Professor Stephen Emmitt's inaugural lecture Wed 29 Apr

Globally agreeing on environmental protection

Major works on campus this week

Main entrance will be closed, read for more information on travel updates

Achieving global agreement on environmental protection

The University will host a major climate change event in early April with leading, international academics.

Battle for Number 10: Who Won?

Professor Michael Beverland reflects on last night's TV election special

British Psychological Society award for Health researcher

Dr Rachel Arnold in our Department for Health has been recognised by the British Psychological Society.

Helping knowledge exchange between industry & academics

The Medical Research Council has awarded the University £200,000 through the Proximity to Discovery scheme.

Trouble for Spain’s established political parties

Pharmacy & Pharmacology engage with public

Staff and students from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology took part in three different public enagement activities over one very busy week recently.

BBC Wiltshire: Memorialisation and gravestones

Epilepsy: From a 'disease once sacred' to brain tissue in a dish

Professor Roland Jones will give his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 22 April. All welcome.

Battle tactics for Number 10 - what to expect

Professor Michael Beverland, Director of our Centre for Research in Advertising & Consumption, gives his analysis of what we can expect from tonight's televised General Election special.

Simon Faithfull talks about his new exhibition: Fri 27 Mar

Contemporary artist Simon Faithfull creates art as an attempt to understand and explore the planet as a sculptural object – to test its limits and report back from its extremities.

ACE lecturer's book short listed for award

Dr Robert Proctor's book: Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975 has been shortlisted for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for outstanding contribution to the study or knowledge of architectural history.

University furthers its links with Tecnológico de Monterrey

Representatives from across the University met with counterparts from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico ahead of a week-long visit to South America and a ‘Mexico Day’ for students.

Sociable Hermit: Fri 27 Mar - Sat 18 Apr

An exhibition of experiments, half-ideas, tools, tests and accidents developed throughout Barry Sykes’ ongoing time as Artist in Residence at the University.

Funding to help research impact of projects

Six new projects achieved successful grant applications to the most recent call of the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.

Tackling food wastage through molecular science

Tackling food wastage through molecular science and solving global problems with mathematics are the ambitions of our Commonwealth Scholarship students from Nigeria.

CREATE lab research showcased at the Big Bang Fair

In the run up to British Science Week, members of the CREATE lab in the Department of Psychology showcased their research on the EPSRC project

The chances of another coalition

Thoughts from researchers on the possibility of another coalition Government

HSS showcases their research in Brazil

A delegation visited University of São Paulo and University of Campinas

Building bridges between North & South Korea

Timo Kivimaki blogs about an international effort aimed at reunification in Korea

500 days to go: Uni-based athletes start countdown to Rio

Nearly 40 athletes who train or trained at the Sports Training Village competed at London 2012 and hopes are high for another big Bath representation when the Olympic cauldron is next lit on 5 August 5 2016.

UK Space Agency joins forces with SETsquared

The UK Space Agency has joined forces with SETsquared - Europe’s top university business incubator programme - to help foster new innovations in space-related technology.

Has the coalition really created 2.1m apprenticeships?

Professor Hugh Lauder has acted as reviewer for an article in the Conversation.

Decoding the jargon to get to the heart of public affairs

Public affairs practitioners recently participated in a Public Affairs Networking Event to inform students about the industry, share their experiences, and offer CV advice for students interested in pursuing a career in the field.

Fact Check: will renewing Trident cost £100 billion?

Simon Smith (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

Fancy a road trip in a Triumph Herald? Tue 24 Mar

A hilarious solo performance by Chris Dobrowolski using old photos, new film and surprising mechanical objects.

Researcher's image in the THE's gallery of amazing science

The THE published Giovanni Luca Pesce's (Architecture & Civil Engineering) microscopic image showing the unique cell structure of bamboo, which can grow one metre every six days.

Tickets on sale for Modern Pentathlon

Tickets are now on sale for the European Championships being held on campus in Aug

Behind the Budget headlines

Our economic and business experts respond to the big issues

Kim Jong-un is not the only obstruction to peace in Korea

Timo Kivimäki, Professor of International Relations, writes for the Conversation.

Engineering Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat winners

Congratulations to Amyce Aurora-Smith (Mechanical Engineering) and Federico Da Dalt (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) who will go on to compete in the University-wide heat in June.

Science Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat winners

Congratulations to winners Georgina Gregory from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technology and Kunal Tewari from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, who were picked as the top two speakers from an impressive field covering a wide range of Faculty research.

Student performances - music, theatre & dance

Student shows coming up this weekend.

Developing next generation membranes

A £1m grant has been awarded to research ‘immortal membranes’

Funding secured to develop next generation membranes

Researchers from our University have been awarded a £1m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to research and develop the next generation of long lasting ‘immortal membranes’ that will be able to separate water from problematic particles such as pharmaceuticals or pollutants.

Anthropology of Parliament: the UK, Bangladesh & Ethiopia

Political anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe will give an SPS lecture on Fri 20 Mar.

Flat whites & fixies won’t save the economy

John Hudson, Professor in Economics, writes for the Conversation about how the creative industries can help the economy.

Will we get to see the solar eclipse?

From 8:30am on Friday 20 March, a solar eclipse will be visible from the UK

Economists count true business costs of climate change

A new report from our Department of Economics has mapped the business costs of climate change.

Thousands raised for Bath dementia charity in memory of Sir Terry Pratchett

Nearly £40,000 has been donated to a local charity in memory of University of Bath honorary Graduate Sir Terry Pratchett.

Science Fair on campus will affect parking: Fri 20 Mar

We're hosting a Bath Taps Science Fair for 1,200 school children and coaches will be using East Car Park.

Local volunteers wanted to test new health programme

Researchers from our Department for Health want to recruit local people to give their opinions on a new health improvement programme being developed, which hopes to help people lower their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

IMECHE Prestige Debate: Hydrogen, fuel of the future?

“Hydrogen is the fuel of the future…and always will be.” Find out more at this debate wiht industry experts on Wed 25 Mar.

Tobacco industry hospitality & MP voting

Karen Evans-Reeves (Tobacco Control Research Group) writes in The Guardian.

Maths celebrates triple success in EPSRC Fellowship scheme

A recent fellowship panel has awarded three out of seven awards to mathematicians who will be joining us as postdoctoral fellows in the coming year.

Local volunteers wanted to test new health programme

Our researchers are looking for local volunteers to test a new health improvement programme.

Culture Secretary praises Uni

Sajid Javid MP recognises our “excellent combination of study & training”

Watch our rugby research featured on Sky Sports

A film based on the research of Andrew Manley and Shaun Williams (Department for Health).

Spiro - contemporary folk at Komedia: Thu 19 Mar

With Sengalese Kora player Kadialy Kouyate as support act

RICE named charity in memory of hon grad Terry Pratchett

Professor Roy Jones, Director of RICE, said: "We are both honoured and touched that RICE has been selected to receive Just Giving donations in his memory."

Gravity-resisting gene stops our bodies being squashed flat

A team led by scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry has solved the century-old mystery of how our bodies withstand gravity and take on their 3D shape.

Watch student bring home Britain's first ever aerial skiing gold

University of Bath student Lloyd Wallace made history on Sunday as the freestyle skier soared to Great Britain’s first-ever Europa Cup Aerials gold medal.

Reducing water scarcity in Jordan

Postgrad investigates how algae research could clean wastewater in her country

New astrophysics group at Bath reaches for the stars

The University is taking physics beyond our galaxy with the appointment of a new Professor to establish an Astrophysics research group in our Department of Physics.

Listen: Alison Walker talks to BBC Somerset about solar energy

Professor Alison Walker, Department of Physics, talks about the increase in popularity of domestic solar panels.

Humble neutron is valuable tool in geology

Professor Phil Salmon's research is quoted in an article in Geoscience magazine.

Upgraded pool re-opens on Wed 22 Apr

The new facilities will include improved changing rooms & refurbished ventilation

Coming soon - Bath Taps into Science: 18-21 Mar

Free events this year: Family Talk; School Science Fair & Family Science Fair. Thanks to all staff & students involved.

I-SEE seminar - Ecotricity's energy outlook: Tue 17 Mar

The energy market has transitioned from one that was not at the forefront of people’s minds to one where every domestic price change from energy supply companies makes headline news. Why is this?

Signal processing drives a medical sensor revolution

Professor John Taylor (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) contributes to an article in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

Extent of tobacco industry’s unscrupulous conduct in Africa and Asia revealed

A new paper in the Lancet from the TCRG highlights how tobacco companies are turning attention and lobbying efforts to low and middle-income countries.

Making biology work - David Leak's inaugural lecture: Wed 25 Mar

'Making biology work: Engineering microbial cell factories' - all welcome to attend.

New name: Roper Student Services Centre

Student Services Centre has been named after Uni donors Brian & Margaret Roper

UKIP-like parties only thrive when allowed by the mainstream

Aurelian Mondon (PoLIS) writes for Open Democracy

We have lift-off in Department of Physics

Pupils from five Bath schools were recently set the challenge of colonising Mars

MPs vote on standard packaging for cigarettes

Ahead of a vote today, which coincides with International No Smoking Day, Dr Jenny Hatchard from our Tobacco Control Research Group speaks about the importance of such a measure.

New guide helps construction industry meet new efficiency standards

Our School of Management Professor Juani Swart has co-developed a guide to help construction businesses implement new government standards.

Silvia Muñoz-Descalzo honoured as leading female scientist

Silvia Muñoz-Descalzo (Biology & Biochemistry) attended a celebration at the Royal Society on Sunday 8 March (International Women’s Day) to ‘inherit’ a Science Suffrage heirloom, which recognises the achievements of excellent female scientists.

Student theatre at The Edge: hit musical Grease & more

Lots to see at The Edge this week.

Mafia in the UK: the story can’t simply end in Uxbridge

Dr Felia Allum (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

Innovation Centre creates Dragon's Den for MBA students

12 teams of students from the MBA 'Entrepreneurship into action' module had the opportunity to present a business proposal to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors from the SETsquared mentor network.

The future of the Left: 2015 & beyond: Wed 11 Mar

Working in partnership with the Fabian Society, the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies hosts an evening discussion on future of British left-wing politics.

John Orr awarded £1.2m for concrete modelling research

Dr John Orr (Architecture & Civil Engineering) has been awarded a £1.2 million EPSRC Early Career Fellowship.

St David's Day deal - or no deal

David Moon (PoLIS) writes for the Political Studies Association.

HRH hosts alumni at St James’ Palace

Last week our Chancellor, the Earl of Wessex, hosted a reception

What is blasphemy? Find out at our interfaith discussion

Free speech? Are there some no-go areas? Who says so? Thursday 12 March 2015, 6.30-8pm, in 3E 2.4

Excellence is not the only point of education

Sam Carr writes for The Conversation

Matthew Lloyd on cancer drugs at Science Café: Mon

Dr Matthew Lloyd (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) will give a talk: How to develop drugs to treat cancer at this month's free Bath Science Café: 7.30pm for 8pm start - The Raven Pub, Queen Street, Bath.

Closure of Norwood Ave/Convocation Ave: 30 Mar - 6 Apr

We have been informed by B&NES Council that it intends close Norwood Avenue and Convocation Avenue between 7am & 7pm from 30 March for up to a week in order to resurface the road.

Thousands sign up for Making an Impact MOOC

5,264 people have signed up to our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Making an Impact: Sustainability for Professionals.

Listen: Janet Scott on material waste of mobile phones [9:42]

Dr Janet Scott (Chemistry) was interviewed on BBC World Service radio.

Thinking about research impact? New IAA funding: 24 Mar

Researchers are invited to the lunchtime launch of the second EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) on 24 March 2015, 12.30-1.30pm, in CB3.9.

What Europe’s hopeful left can learn from Latin America

Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein writes for The Conversation

Recent academic promotions

Congratulations to all those who have been promoted/translated

Straw built eco homes receive Passivhaus accreditation

As a result of the world leading research from our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, the construction method used in the UK’s first commercially available straw eco homes has been recognised by industry for its energy standard, being awarded the prestigious Passivhaus accreditation.

New Chair appointed to lead Bath water research

Dr Jan Hofman has been appointed to lead our new Water Innovation & Research Centre: WIRC@Bath.

Student Shows at the Edge & the Mission Theatre

Shows this week - Much Ado about Nothing; Bath's got Talent; Chinese Variety Show; Fit Steps.

Is it anxiety or epilepsy?

Professor Paul Salkovskis (Psychology) describes the similar symptoms of panic attacks and seizures in a Mail Online article.

Political risk in Turkey in 2015 seminar: Wed 11 Mar

This seminar about the political paths and dangers that Turkey is going to face this year.

Science PhD students come first & second in regional FameLab

Overall winner Emma Sackville (Department of Chemistry) will compete at the national final on 22 April in London; Annelisa Sadler (Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology) finished a close second at the event held at Techniquest, Cardiff.

Why UK should heed a warning from US over defence spending

Professor David Galbreath and Simon Smith (PoLIS) write for the Conversation.

Is a new craft of dying emerging in the digital age?

Professor Tony Walters from our Centre for Death & Society writes for the Conversation.

Underlining the value of university research for policy makers

Watch a recording of Lord Eatwell's recent lecture: ‘Why is policy making so difficult today?’ that he gave on campus.

Rachel Rose Jackson blogs for Guardian Sustainable Business

Research suggests British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention.